THIS stunning six-bedroom residence, complete with its own cool room, is in a class of its own.
The split-level home is ripe and ready for a new family to take over the keys (oh, and let’s just say, new owners can expect plenty of visitors).
Whitford, Newtown agent Dale Whitford said the architect-designed home at 22 Aphrasia St was built about a decade ago for a large family that liked to entertain.
The immaculate residence is listed with a price guide of $3.5 million to $3.8 million.
“There aren’t too many of these houses around,” he said.
“It’s unusual in that it is a modern home in what’s typically a period area, but I think that’s part of the charm — there’s a north-facing backyard, a lovely pool, spa and alfresco area there.
“It’s a fantastic family home, has a private frontage and plenty of street appeal and there’s great rear access for the cars.”
The home exudes a grand sense of space and elegance inside and out, and natural light plays a leading role, while multiple living zones mean there’ll be no toe-treading among family members.
The wow factor is evident from the front door where an oversized two-storey void above the entry hall makes a great impact.
With such glam factor, you can almost imagine the kids swanning down the stairs in their finery before heading off to the school formal and graduation events.
Speaking of education, families will love the location close to Newtown’s schools, including The Geelong College, Geelong Grammar’s prep school, Sacred Heart and St Joseph’s, which are all within walking distance.
In another win for parents, the main bedroom suite is on the ground level and has a walk-in wardrobe and luxury ensuite.
Across the way, the formal lounge is kitted out with gas log fire, built-in cupboards and plantation shutters.
It could serve as sanctuary for parents (they’ll need a rest with all this hosting) or work as a library for when cosy, quiet moments beckon.
The remaining bedrooms are all upstairs, along with a rumpus room with private balcony, two bathrooms and a laundry chute, so with any luck, you’ll hardly see the kids (who’ll be too busy sitting at their built-in desks doing their homework to cause any strife).
Back on ground level, the rear section of the home is all about living large. Here is the striking kitchen – a haven for the family chef – with commercial grade cool room, stone benchtops, a butler’s pantry, three ovens and cooktops, plated up with stylish glass splashbacks to finish.
Then, there’s the huge family room that Mr Whitford reckons you could almost play cricket in.
“It’s got an open fire in the alfresco area, a barbie, heaters and all sorts of stuff – you could be out there all year if you wanted to be,” he said.
Other family-friendly features include a large laundry with handy drying room and extra storage.